Drinking Flask (Cantir)

Object Name: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir)

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Object Name: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: about 27.5 cm; Foot Diam (max): 8.5 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
This is a typical Spanish vessel for drinking water or wine.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Primary Description: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir). Colorless glass with olive tinge, bubbles and seeds; opaque white lattimo threads; blue glass; blown, vetro a fili, applied. Funnel-shaped body with rounded shoulder, lower part shaped into a hollow flattened knop and integral foot with rough pontil mark. Orifice on top serves as support for ribbed, twisted rod that is shaped into a ring handle, and is further held in place by a coarse, pinched thread. Two applied and vertically pulled spouts on opposite sides of shoulder; one is shorter, with wider opening strengthened by applied and cast-off thread; the other taller, attenuated, with broken off rim. To both spouts, shoulder, and ring applied and cast off six blue prunts, pinched coarsely into blossom shapes. On top of ring, solid support for small blue bird. Body decorated with spiral lattimo threads, partly deformed by spouts. Blue glass in particular is very bubbly. Lattimo threads don't reach apex of foot. The whole treatment of the vessel is very rough and yet well proportioned.
Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-07-03 through 2022-12-31
Explore the many ways glass touches wine as it travels from the grape to your goblet in Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine. The entwined histories of glass and wine extend back thousands of years, from lavish feasts of ancient Rome, to the polite society of Britain in the 1700s, to formal dinner parties of post-war America, to an essential experience within our contemporary food culture. The strength, impermeability, and versatility of glass has played an important role in every step of wine’s journey, from the production, distribution, sale, and ultimately the enjoyment of this intoxicating beverage. During your visit, you’ll see a rare 2,000-year-old fragment of cameo glass depicting a grape harvest, a still-sealed bottle of wine found in a shipwreck off the coast of England, and an exceptional 400-year-old document describing an “almost unbreakable glass jar” that could prevent wine from spoiling. A focal point of the exhibition will be a dense display of dozens of wine glasses from around the world, representing many styles and tastes, fit for a variety of occasions. You will be able to envision the stories behind the glasses—and imagine yourself partaking from this delicate stemware that’s been part of countless life moments. In the exhibition, you'll also explore how the story of glass and wine has particular relevance in the Finger Lakes of New York State, which has been a nexus for both the glass and wine industries for more than 150 years. Independent, entrepreneurial winemakers and glass artists have found a mutual home in this region, building on historical tradition with new creative energy that makes Corning and the Finger Lakes an international hub for the entwined industries of fire and vine.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 24 (fig. 2);
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 83, p. 101; BIB# 139172
Yi shu bo li he zhuang shi bo li (Artistic Glass and Decorative Glass) (2009) illustrated, pl. 14 (fig. 12-10, right); BIB# 166455
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 102, fig. 19; BIB# 79761
Beyond Venice Glass in Venetian Style, 1450-1750 (2004) illustrated, Inside panel;
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 4; BIB# AI62525
The Story of Glass (1953) illustrated, pl. 13 (fig. f); BIB# 25461